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Updated: 05/23/2024

Brown Water Advisory for Maui - West (Honokowai BP to Papalaua BP) and South (Maalaea Bay to Keawakapu BP)

First Detected: 05/17/2024
Sign Removed: 05/22/2024
Closed: 05/23/2024
Cause: Heavy rain and high surf

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for Maui - West (Honokowai Beach Park to Papalaua Beach Park) and South (Maalaea Bay to Keawakapu Beach Park) Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters and the high surf has resulted in coastal waters reaching into foliage and other areas above the normal high-water mark, including roadways. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.

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